Dec 01, 2019 15:55 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 14, 2019 14:43 Asia/Tehran]
  • Candidates register for Iranian 2020 parliamentary election, Photo: Hadi Hirbod Vash
    Candidates register for Iranian 2020 parliamentary election, Photo: Hadi Hirbod Vash

Tehran (IP) - Candidates have started registering for the next Iranian parliamentary election which will be held on 21 February 2020.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli issued the permission to begin the process of registering candidates on Sunday morning. Candidates can apply for the registration until Saturday, Dec. 7 in their cities' governorates.

The chairman of 'Iran's Election Headquarters', Jamal Orf has said on Saturday that an estimated seven thousand prospective candidates will register to contest the 2020 parliamentary election.

The upcoming legislative elections in Iran will be held on 21 February 2020, four years after the previous legislative elections in early 2016.

The last parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 26 February 2016.

The second round of voting was held on 29 April 2016 for some constituencies where candidates failed to obtain the required minimum 25 percent of votes cast. The current elected MPs will serve until their term ends on 27 May 2020.

The parliamentary election was held concurrent with the election of members of the Assembly of Experts. The 2016 election was the first time that both bodies were elected simultaneously. 205/214

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